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for the country with the 9/11 anniversary and anti-american violence over seas there is word tonight ha the fbi has exposed an apparent homegrown terror plot in chicago involving an american teenager. the feds arresting an 18-year-old man who they say tried to detonate a car bomb outside a chicago bar. what he apparently department know was that the fbi was in on it from the start and the bomb was a fake. nbc's john yang is in our chicago newsroom with more. was anyone put at risk here? >> reporter: law enforcement officials stressed to nbc news that no one was ever at risk. the bomb was a phony. the suspect, 18-year-old adal daud had no weapons training and is not a member or connected with any terrorist group -- international terrorist group. according to this 35-page criminal complaint he was spotted by the fbi online talking jihad and talking about attacking americans. an undercover fbi agent got in touch with him. in the course of their discussions he came up with this plot to attack a target in chicago. and last night, according to the fbi, he was given a phony bomb, drove it in a jeep ch
information we have at present. first of all, there's an fbi investigation that's ongoing. and we look to that investigation to give us the definitive word as to what transpyred. but putting together the best information we have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi in fact was initially a spontaneous reaction to what transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo which were prompted of course by the video. >> there was a caveat there. she said the fbi was still investigating. but the thought was it was a spontaneous reaction. a couple of days before that, the libyan president said, no, in fact, al qaeda was behind this attack. and then days later, after ambassador rice is on this program and other programs, the president's spokesman jay carney says this. it is, i think, self-evident that what happened in benghazi was a terrorist attack. well, if it was self-evident, why didn't the president call this exactly what it was, an act of terror on the anniversary of 9/11? >> well, this is an eve
is over at the news desk. good morning. >>> good morning, jenna and lester. good morning, everyone. fbi agents have arrest add man they say planned to detonate a car bomb outside a bar in downtown chicago. more now from nbc's michelle franzen. >> reporter: authorities say a bar in chicago's busy downtown was the target friday night of an alleged car bomb plot. planned in a detailed criminal complaint by 18-year-old adele daoud who was arrested by undercover fbi agents after he allegedly tried to dead nate what he believed were real explosives in a vehicle he parked in front of the bar. >> credit is due to the fbi for literally discovering a needle in a haystack. >> reporter: federal prosecutors say the suspect was under watch of authorities for months after he posted material on the internet righting to violent jihad and the killing of americans. >> they went under cover by pretending to be terrorist colleagues who could help him in his plans to carry out an attack. >> reporter: authorities say daoud allegedly drafted a list of approximate lip 29 potential targets including military rec
an fbi team from getting to the crime scene, having to work instead from libya's capitol city of tripoli, 400 miles away. a official said that while that is limited, it is more important to question people in libya thought to know about the attack. and he says the process is yielding more valuable information. one other note, peter king, chairman of the house committee, said that ambassador susan wright should resign because of her statement. >>> all right, we want to turn to andrea mitchell, chief foreign correspondent, and andrea how rare is it for the intelligence committee to come out and acknowledge they got it wrong initially, and is it having any effect on the response here? >> reporter: well, first of all it is very, very rare for them to make this type of admission. and politics are clearly in play. the questions are being asked, why did they get it wrong? was it because of a coverup, or was it because they were trying to avoid acknowledging mistakes this close to the election? so there is always a political consequence, and certainly's tonight, the white house is strongly defen
love triangle may be to blame. more from nbc's charles hadlock. >> reporter: the fbi says 26-year-old kenneth w. smith jr. of philadelphia admitted making the telephone call to police that forced the us airways jet bound for dallas to turn around in midair. >> no comment, please. >> reporter: but that was the beginning of a high-flying drama that resulted in the arrest of a man who used to date smith's girlfriend. in the phone call, authorities say smith claimed that christopher schell, a passenger on the plane, was carrying a liquid explosive. a s.w.a.t. team surrounded the plane in philadelphia and removed schell in handcuffs but they found no explosives. steve mcneil was sitting next to him. >> going back to texas for a birthday. the company he was works for was paying for him to go back, said he just broke up with his girlfriend. >> reporter: schell told authorities that he believed his ex-girlfriend and smith were responsible for the phone call threat. schell was released without charges and allowed to fly on to dallas. the fbi arrested smith and charged him with giving false
. the doctrine too brazen? were we warned? and the details on what the c.i.a. and the f.b.i. knew about a possible attack on the world trade center before 9-11:who will take the heat? clinton, bush? or the spies who couldn't see straight? the sounds of the democrats. tom daschle calls the bush economy atrorks but has no democratic alternative. unable to challenge the president's war or his tax cuts, are the democrats afraid to fight for anything? we were debating invasion of iraq back then. the panel on that first show, david brooks, then of the whitley standard and the new republics, michelle cotto. i asked about the advice george w. bush was getting from some of his father's old team. why do the bushies, older bushies tend to be anti-war and maybe more pro arab, is that it? >> etc. not that. they came from an east coast foreign policy establishment that believed in the chess game. the more southern southwestern, more conservative, more religiously influenced conservative republicans, believe in morality. and democracy. >> why -- and assert american power. but they don't want to dot cl
as the evacuation happened, the fbi was launching an investigation. the veteran diplomats going back to the reagan years urged the critics to call a time out. >> i think it is very important we don't play politics with this. we have american lives at stake. our embassy, they're at out posts that are very dangerous. >> reporter: and more on how effective chris stevens was as an ambassador, an out pouring from others expressing sadness over his death. >> what a tragedy for the state department and others, andrea thank you. >>> as far as a u.s. military response tonight. our correspondent reports one u.s. navy destroyer has arrived off the coast of libya tonight. a second is expected tomorrow. 60 u.s. marines are being moved into libya to beef up security. the marines traditionally defend all larger u.s. embassies from around the world. with us, michael lighter, a former director of of the u.s. national countterrorism center. if that was indeed what spawned the rage in cairo, somebody i spoke to said there is great reason to believe that the attack on benghazi was different, more concerted, more orga
, and the fbi is investigating a possible al qaeda link, and an issue that secretary of state hillary clinton discussed total. meanwhile, ann curry set down with the president of libya to discuss the situation. >> reporter: would you call the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi an act of terrorism? >> i have no doubt about that. and it is a pre-planned act of terrorism directed against american citizens. >> reporter: you're confirming that rpgs were used in the original attack? >> mortars -- >> reporter: they were used in the attack? >> yes. >> reporter: and do you know how many mortars were used? >> about 500. >> reporter: and you were saying they're fired with such accuracy that this could not have been done by somebody who didn't have experience? >> experience and knew what he was doing. >> reporter: and this is what is helping to convince you that this was a pre-planned attack, not a reaction to a controversial movie? >> yes, i have no doubt about this. >> reporter: do you think the movie had anything to do with this attack on the consulate? >> not on this attack, not on this attack,
's an fbi investigation that's ongoing and we look to that investigation to give us the definitive word as to what transpired. but putting together the best information that we have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo, which were prompted, of course, by the video. what we think then transpired in benghazi is that opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. they came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately, are readily available in postrevolutionary libya. and it escalated into a much more violent episode. obviously, that's our best judgment now. we'll await the results of the investigation, and the president has been very clear we'll work with the libyan authorities to bring those responsible to justice. >> was there a failure here that this administration is responsible for, whether it's an intelligence failure, a failure to see this coming, or
and the s.w.a.t. team back here. it was a little weird. >> several fbi and atf agents came in from the back of the plane and walked up to the middle of the plane and pointed guns at a particular passenger and told him to put his hands in front of the seat. >> reporter: they handcuffed shell and took him off the plane. >> and i could see him out the window. they were frisking him and had his hands down on the ground. >> reporter: as fbi agents questioned shell and frisked his bags they realized he was no terrorist or mad bomber. >> this was a hoax and a pretty nasty trick was played on a passenger, and it resulted in -- in really a threat to all of the passengers. >> reporter: according to the affidavit, shell told investigators he believed his ex-girlfriend ann mary and her boyfriend kenny were responsible for making the phone call tip to police, that he and kenny recently had hostile exchanges. >> i don't believe that my client had any ill will or meant any harm or any disruption of service. >> reporter: kenneth smith tells "today" he made the call because he was angry at shell for posting
. >>> the fbi is investigating an airline bomb threat on monday that led to a heated exchange an new york's jfk airport. two planes were stopped on the tarmac after an anonymous threat. the pilot of one flight felt he was not getting enough information from the control tower. take a listen to his response. >> okay. we're surrounded by emergency vehicles. there's a reason for this. somebody's got to give us the reason or we're going to evacuate the aircraft. you've got 60 second. >> both planes were checked for explosives and cleared to proceed to their thermotermials. >>> olympic snowboarding champion shaun whyte was released after his arrest on charges of public intoxication and vandalism. police say white is accused of pulling a fire alarm and destroying a hotel phone. >>> and here's a fellow you'll be seeing a lot of. he's the mascot for the 2014 world cup soccer tournament in brazil. he's an endangered three-banded armadillo. brazilians will get to select among three name choices. it's 7:21. cute guy. >> translation, please. >> no real -- >> majoubi has to be about being amorous, having fri
the building. >>> the fbi is disputing a computer hacker's claim information on millions of apple iphone, ipod was obtained by hacking into an fbi's laptop. on sunday the group posted what they claimed to be a partial list of information. some security experts say they believe at least some of the data is genuine. >>> army corps of engineers will investigate whether the fortified system that protected new orleans from flooding during hurricane isaac last week pushed floodwaters instead to surrounding rural areas. >>> a new study finds many doctors may be giving up too soon when it comes to cpr. it fipds giving cpr nine more minutes than the average amount gives patients a better chance of surviving. there's currently no clear guidelines for hospitals about how long to continue cpr. the study was published in the lancet. >>> penn state said jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal has already cost the school nearly $17 million. that includes legal fees and payments to consultants and public relations firms. penn state says the money will come from insurance policies and other sources and not from tu
of the federal government that we need from the fbi to the faa. you can't possibly do all of those things. that was my problem. how does the math add up? so to me, he's still at war with math. and i think that's where "the wall street journal" editorial is quite a positive. how are you going to do these things? i believe this time is different. i think the american people really do want a plan. they want one from romney. they want one from obama. and i think they will reward someone who they feel has laid down a credible plan, and please, please, don't tell me it isn't going to hurt. there's no way we get out of this hole without working. they want it to be real. they want it to be fair. the wealthy pay more. everybody pays something. and they want it to be aspirational. they want it to be not just about balancing the budget, but making this country rich. >> doris kearns goodwin there is this appetite for substance for a credible plan but campaigns are still, in many cases, about style over substance. here's the week magazine and on the cover it says unveiling mitt 2.0 the gop convention'
, what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, kate. we understand that an fbi team of special agents has arrived here in benghazi. they're keeping a low profile for security reasons and are expected to at some point begin investigating what exactly happened at that consulate. they're going to sift through the ashes and look for any clues that can identify any individuals involved in that attack. we know that the u.s. military has deployed its resources, including drones and other intelligence gathering mechanisms to try to keep an eye and ear out for any of these people involved. they're getting a lot of cooperation from the libyan government. the libyan government says that they believe this was a pre-planned attack, not an outburst of spontaneous violence. and they're also saying that they have four individuals in custody that they are questioning who may have possibly important information that could benefit the americans. they also have several other individuals under surveillance. but as we've seen in the past, one of the more difficult things here on the ground is to actually m
the fbi razed a 3,000-foot barn and dug under it. once the leader of the teamst s teamsters, the nation's largest union, hoffa's connection to organized crime kept him in hot water. >> i believe he was in a power struggle and was killed by an organized crime figure. >> reporter: that possibility could also explain the long silence. >> i mean, he's terrified right now. i can hear his voice trembling yesterday when i was talking to him. >> reporter: could this be where the 37-year search for hoffa finally ends? >> we have never advocate that had this is jimmy hoffa's resting place. we're strictly investigating this as a cold case homicide, and that has been our focus since the beginning. if it somehow happens to be mr. hoffa, well, great, it will end a major mystery. >> reporter: police say it will take about two hours to take a core soil sample that will be sent to a forensic anthropologist at michigan state university, and if they find signs of human remains, then they are going to dig this driveway up. >> 37 years on still looking for jimmy hoffa. once again to savannah. >> harmony and
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